Farm to Textile Weekend Retreat : Hudson, NY May 20 - 21

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Farm to Textile Weekend Retreat : Hudson, NY May 20 - 21

575.00

Full Immersion Fiber Workshop in Hudson, NY : 5/20 - 5/21 :

taught by Margot Becker and Dee Clements (Studio Herron Founder) in partnership with Buckwheat Bridge Angoras fiber farm.

Hudson, NY

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This two day workshop explores the process of textile creation from the very beginning.  Weavers Dee Clements and Margot Becker are partnering with the fiber farm Buckwheat Bridge Angoras to offer this Fiber to Textile weekend retreat.  Spend one full day on the farm meeting the animals, seeing a sheep shearing demo, and processing your own fiber in the solar and wind powered fiber mill.  We'll then teach you how to use your new drop spindle to hand spin the roving you just made into yarn.  Day two is a full studio day in the town of Hudson, NY at Drop Forge and Tool learning how to weave your homespun yarn into a beautiful textile on portable lap looms.  All materials and tools are included in the price and yours to take home at the end of the weekend!  Transportation from Hudson to the farm plus a locally sourced picnic lunch on the farm will be provided!

Saturday May 20, 2017

Farm Day (rain or shine): 

Meet in Hudson at 9:30am and we'll head out to Elizaville for a day at Buckwheat Bridge Angoras.  We'll explore the farm, shear the sheep and spend some time in a real working fiber mill.  After a break for lunch we'll spend the afternoon learning to drop spin our own yarn while enjoying their beautiful view of the Catskills.  We'll head back to Hudson at 4 pm where you can explore the historic town and enjoy its many bars and restaurants.

Sunday May 21, 2017

Studio Day at Drop Forge and Tool right on Warren St. in Hudson , NY.

Join us at 10 am for a full studio day of weaving! We'll teach you how to set up your new lap loom, plus weft faced weaving techniques that can be applied to tapestry and/or rug weaving. Use your new hand spun yarn plus various provided wools to explore design, color and different yarn qualities. Step out mid day for lunch in one of Warren Street's lovely eateries. Class will conclude at 4pm.

*Accommodation is not included. Contact us for recommendations on where to stay in Hudson, NY. Farm transportation on day 1 to the farm will leave from Hudson, NY. 

*There is direct Amtrak train service from NYC to Hudson, NY.

*There will be light physical activity on the farm however we are happy to accommodate special requests and needs.  Please do not hesitate to get it in touch with any questions.

REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 15, 2017

50% refunds are available until May 6th.